September 3, 2018

A message from the Rabbit Family which includes one shy bear who thinks he is a rabbit with very short ears:
 

"Never Forget Your Dreams"


Please have a wonderful safe holiday and I hope you'll spend a little time thinking about your writing dreams and goals.

August 2, 2018

One of my favorite writing quotes is by the poet Sharon Doubiago. Sharon was was once my mentor for a writing program called Split Rock. Sharon was a genteel, but sometimes hard, taskmaster. She could spread praise like jam on warm bread, but man, she would lean into m...

August 15, 2016

This blog will be a place to discuss all my multitude of interests, be it the craft of writing, history, books, the quilting arts, cooking or horses.

I am a quilter who is now an author. Act of Grace (Plenary Publishing) is my first novel.

Writing fiction, I hav...

June 7, 2012

True story: 
 

When I first started my writing career some ten years ago I use to go to theGo On Girl Book Club web site and dream that someday my novel would be selected.

The Go On Girl! Book Club is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization that su...

May 3, 2012

May is my birthday month and I'm starting out with a happy gift and blessing.

My novel, Act of Grace, has been named a 2012 Independent Publisher Silver Medal Award winner.  The IPPY award recognizes and encourages the work of “Publishers who exhibit the courage and c...

October 14, 2011

The 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards recognized my novel Act of Grace as the gold medalist in the Young Adult Religion/Spirituality category.

The awards ceremony will be held during the Traverse City Children's Book Festival on November 12, 2011.

I was...

September 22, 2011

I'm hosting a giveaway of a copy of my novel and some great Blues music, but first the story behind it all.

This year is the centennial celebration of the legendary Blues musician Robert Johnson birth. Robert Leroy Johnson was born in Hazelhurst Mississippi on May 8,...

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